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Veggie Cottage Pie

Nana Marie (The Boxxfresh Babies Nana and Kelly's darling mum) makes THE best cottage and shepherds pies. This is her incredible, veg-packed veggie version – it’s pure comfort and an absolute family favourite.

Ingredients:

3-4 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped into small pieces or grated 

1.5kg potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped

4 cloves of garlic, finely minced

2 white onions, finely diced

3 sticks of celery, finely diced

2 big handfuls of mushrooms, finely diced or grated

Veggie Savoury Rice 

A bowl of tasty, wholesome rice and veggies - is there anything more delish!? This dish is ideal for using up the last few veggies in the fridge before stocking up on more of the good stuff, so grab a bowl and get stuck in!

Serves approx 4:

2 small / 1 large onion finely chopped

2 garlic cloves crushed or finely chopped 

4 carrots 

1 leek 

200g Tenderstem Broccoli 

A few mushrooms 

1 tsp Mixed Herbs

2 tbsp Tamari 

1 veggie stock cube 

250g of brown rice 

1 tbsp of olive or coconut oil

Boxxfresh Bourguignon

Insanely delish and packed full of plant-based goodness…A Bourguignon is just a fancy word for a casserole with a generous glug of wine to bring out the flavours of the roots. 

Kick back and enjoy the simplicity of our recipe from the Boxxfresh Kitchen - it will become one of your staples.

Ingredients to serve approx. 6: 

4-5 shallots - peeled and cut into quarters

4 cloves of garlic crunched or finely chopped

2 tbsp olive oil  

Boxxfresh Baked Beans

Rich, delicious, and totally satisfying -  these beans are super simple to bung together and won’t fail to impress! Serve them on toasted Vegbred for a power packed brunch, cook a batch and portion them up to freeze for a speedy meal when you need it the most or rustle up a big pan to pile into hot baked potatoes to feed the troupes.

 

Make these beans with any bean or pulse you have in the cupboard - we’ve made them with anything from cannelloni, butterbeans, black beans, chickpeas or lentils and even mixed mixed together - they’re all delicious!

 

3 Root Mash

Everyone loves mash and this one is our full on VEG OUT - POTATOES, CARROTS, SWEDE. 

 

Serves 4-6 people:

750g potatoes (approx. 4/5) 

1 swede

1/2 a bunch of carrots (approx. 4) 

Sea salt 

Freshly ground black pepper

Plant based butter of your choice or Olive oil

 

Method:

1. Peel and roughly chop the potatoes, swede and carrots. Place them in a large saucepan and cover with fresh cold water.

Butternut Squash & Coconut Dhaka Dahl

This is a delicious Dahl that packs in loads of the good stuff! Mildly spiced but full of flavour and perfect served with warmed flatbreads for a satisfying meal.

Ingredients for 4 - 6 portion:

1 butternut squash

2-3 red onions

2-3 cloves of garlic

2 or 3 big handfuls of spinach

1 tin of coconut milk

1 pack of BANG! Dhaka Dahl Kit

Olive oil or cooking oil of choice

1 lime

Method:

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180c / 360f / gas mark 4.

Garlic Mushrooms

One simple batch of mushrooms... so many delicious opportunities! These gorgeous garlic mushrooms are a brilliant starting point for so many scumptious eating possibilities - simply served on crunchy toast, stuffed into a jacked spud, tossed through pasta or piled into pies... that is if they last long enough (we dare you not to eat them all straight out of the pan)!

Ingredients for 2 - 3 portions:

250g chestnut or portabello mushrooms, sliced

2-3 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely sliced

3 sprigs of thyme

Sea salt

Herby Stuffing Balls

This is a brilliantly basic, traditional stuffing recipe full of herby flavour, ideal for any festive feast! So leave the box of Paxo stuffing mix and give this a go!

You can totally customise this recipe to how you like stuffing - add dried fruits, spices, different herbs or a fresh zest of orange or lemon!

 

Makes about 10 stuffing balls:

Roughly 6 slices of bread that’s a few days old blitzed into breadcrumbs in the food processor - use whichever bread you prefer - sourdough, gluten free or our delicious Vegbred - they all work!

Our Super Picky Cheeze & Pickle Board

The Perfect Plant Based Picky Cheeze Board

We’ve got everything you could possibly need to create a scrumptious Cheeze Board this Christmas.

We’ve broken the elements down of the collection of goodies that we love to put together on our picky platters so that you can pick and choose your favourites and tailor your board to suit you.

 

Grapes

Wash the your grapes keep them all in one big bunch to serve!

Apples

The Boxxfresh Bubble

Bubble and squeak is one of life’s great pleasures, it’s totally delicious, feeds a crowd and obviously brilliant for using up any leftovers!

The ingredients for the bubble is all down to you and what you have left over from your Christmas feast - we would suggest a combination of any of the following leftovers: